The Stelvio Pass (2757 m) in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alpsf. It connects the South Tyrol with the Veltlin in Lombardia in Italy and is only 200 meters from the Swiss border. The original road was built in 1820–25 by the Austrian Empire. The seventy-five hairpin turns cover an elevation gain of  1871 meters.

Stelvio Mountain Pass: the King of the Giro

I recently posted a black and white photo of the Stelvio Pass in Italy as part of my Mountain Pass series,…
A football field in the mist.

A Football Field in the Mist

Over the last weeks, I was looking for pictoresque lower league football fields. One football field is shown below, pictured in the…
FC Grenchen looses 1:2 against FC Bern in a first league football match in Grenchen, Switzerland November 8, 2014.

Football with Wet Eyes

Experimenting with motion blur photographing football. You could get wet eyes with the results of the local team…
Servette's defender Christopher Mfuyi shoots but Biel's goalkeeper blocks the ball.


FC Biel/Bienne played against Servette FC Geneva in a Challenge League football game in Biel’s Gurzelen stadium. 2014/15 will be…
FC Zug wins 2:1 against FC Solothurn in a first league match in Solothurn, November 1, 2014.


Tonight’s football game was quite dull, almost no action in the penalty area. The ball was mainly in the midfield.…
Agate is a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorilla can reach a height of more than 2 meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.

A Mountain Gorilla in New York

The United Nations headquarters in New York was recently lit up in a call for action to protect the world’s ecosystems and…
A rain squall approaches Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

The Calmac ferry took us over the Little Minch to the harbor of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the…
FC Grenchen looses against FC Sursee 0:7 in a first league match in Grenchen October 25, 2014.


Another Saturday. Another football match. Another 0:7 defeat for the home team.  
Scarista, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris

The west coast of the Isle of Harris is the edge of the old world. The wind blowing in the…
Solothurn defeats Grenchen 6:4 in a first league match in Solothurn, October 18, 2014.

Autofocus on Football

After experiencing some issues with the autofocus, I have tweaked the autofocus settings of my camera and it feels more…